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Our Services: Requesting a Purchase: Liberate My Library

Liberate My Library

We have wonderful collections across Durham's libraries, museums and archives, but we want to make our collections even more diverse and representative of our community.

Liberate My Library is our ongoing initiative to help diversify our collections and increase representation from groups including BAME, gender and identity, LGBT+ and disability. We want our collections to represent our staff, students and local community that we are part of. To do this, staff and students are encouraged to put forward suggestions of relevant books and resource titles. 

You can view the current list of resources currently on the Liberate My Library reading list on Talis Aspire.


How to make a request 

To make a request, log in to Discover, search for the item and click "Request" on the item record. When completing the form, please make sure you enter “Liberate My Library” as the reason for your request.

Alternatively, you can complete the "Request a Purchase" form from the menu at the top of the Discover homepage. The details of the item you require won’t be pre-populated using these forms – you will need to enter the full information manually. 

If for any reason we are unable complete your request, we will contact you to let you know. 

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Using the Bill Bryson Library

Contact us through our enhanced virtual enquiry desk, Ask DULib. Search our FAQs, email us, or chat with a librarian. 
Ask DULib is available to all students, staff and users.

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